CarseatBlog is brought to you by three primary editors along with regular contributors and the staff at the Car-Seat.Org Forums on Carseat, Vehicle & Child Passenger Safety. We are moms and dads with well over four decades of combined experience with young children and child safety seats!
Heather Watson (murphydog77) is a stay-at-home mom of 2 kids, ages 9 and 11, and a furry mutt who is 4. She lives with her husband and children in the Wild, Wild West where she has been a child passenger safety technician since 2001 and an instructor since 2006. Heather joined the Car-Seat.Org forums as an Admin in 2002, hosted the BabyCenter Car Safety Tips and Car Seat Questions bulletin board for several years, and owns www.CarSeatSite.com. She’s active in her local Safe Kids coalition and serves on her state’s CPS Task Force, as well as performs work as a contractor for SafetyBeltSafe USA. Heather has a degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University.
Kecia Healy is a mom of 2 boys, ages 7 and 14, and a CPS Technician-Instructor. She lives with her husband and children in the suburbs of New York City. Kecia has been a CPS Technician since 2002 and an Instructor since 2005. She joined Car-Seat.org as a moderator in 2006. Kecia’s passion for all things relating to child passenger safety began when she crashed while pregnant with her first child. The crash was serious but the baby survived and she recovered from her injuries. It was a defining moment in her life and one that would ultimately lead her on a new career path.
“CPS Darren” Qunell is a work-at-home father of three, ages 7, 12 and 14. He has been a certified child passenger safety technician and an Admin at Car-Seat.Org since 2001 and also operates Seatcheck.net, a local child seat fitting station. Darren is a board member for SafetyBeltSafe U. S.A and a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association. He served as Coordinator of DuPage County (IL) Safe Kids from 2002 through 2011. Darren graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Electrical Engineering and designed electromechanical systems at Fermi National Laboratory before pursuing a career as a Domestic Engineer. Darren lives with his family in the Chicago area.
Jennie Reiff is a writer and stay-at-home mom to three kids. She has been a CPST since 2007, is active with two SafeKids coalitions, and works for Safety in Motion, a private installation company. Prior to becoming a mom and car seat advocate, Jennie worked in journalism and public relations. She has a degree in American History from Pitzer College and lives with her family in Southern California. She is a regular contributor to CarseatBlog.